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Women Studies Objective Questions and Answers | Women Studies MCQs | Test Set 35

1 Which of the following ILO convention deals with ‘decent work for domestic workers’ ?
1 169
2 183
3 159
4 189

Answer: 189
2 In the ‘Protection of children from sexual offences Act’ 2012 ; a person abets an offence, who __________.

(a) Instigates any person to do that offence

(b) Intentionally aids, by any act or illegal omission, the doing of that offence

(c) Engages with one or more other person in any conspiracy for doing that offence

(d) Protects the child from being a victim of the offence

Codes :
1 (b), (c) and (d)
2 (d) only
3 (a), (b) and (c) only
4 (a), (b) and (d) only

Answer: (a), (b) and (c) only


3 Which is the year of the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence ?
1 1989
2 1991
3 1995
4 1993

Answer: 1993
4 Who is the author of the publication of the National Commission for Women : ‘The Unfinished Agenda’ - Towards Equality ?
1 Devaki Jain
2 Devaki Jain
3 Nirmala Banerjee
4 Sarla Gopalan

Answer: Sarla Gopalan
5 Which of the following falls in the category of third generation of human rights ?
1 Environmental Rights
2 Civil and Political Rights
3 Economic Rights
4 Social and cultural Right

Answer: Environmental Rights
6 Which of the following occupations has the largest gap between men and women at workplace ?
1 Personal Service Occupation
2 Skilled jobs
3 Administrative
4 Professional Occupations

Answer: Skilled jobs

Assertion (A) : Women’s work is greatly undervalued in economic terms and it leads to a major gap in national income account system.

Reason (R) : The household and community work has an intrinsic use value that is not captured by its value for exchange

Codes :
1 Both (A) and (R) are true.
2 (A) is true and (R) is false.
3 Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).
4 Both (A) and (R) are false.

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A).
8 Which status is a position in a social system that is beyond an individual’s control ?
1 Achieved status
2 Ascribed status
3 Acquired status
4 Social status

Answer: Ascribed status
9 Transgenders in India have fought for and got voting rights in the year :
1 2002
2 2014
3 1994
4 1996

Answer: 1994
10 Which of the following is not correctly matched ?
1 KumKum Roy - Women in Early Indian Societies
2 Ruth Vanita - Marriage, Migration and Gender
3 KumKum Sangari - The Names of Violence
4 Vandana Shiva - Stolen Harvest : The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply

Answer: Ruth Vanita - Marriage, Migration and Gender
11 Apparel Export Promotion Council Vs. A.K. Chopra judgement relates with :
1 Women’s representation
2 Sexual harassment of women at work place
3 Maternity benefits to women
4 Women’s Rights to Property

Answer: Sexual harassment of women at work place
12 Who of the following were involved with issues of education for women during the preindependent India ?

(a) Sarala Devi Chowdhury

(b) Begum Rokeya

(c) Sister Nivedita

(d) Sarojini Naidu

Codes :
1 (a), (b) and (c) only
2 (a), (b), (c) and (d)
3 (b), (c) and (d)
4 (c) and (d) only

Answer: (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Assertion (A) : Feminisation of Poverty does not relates to higher levels of Poverty alone.

Reason (R) : Feminisation is a process. ‘Highest Poverty’ is a state.

Codes :
1 (A) is true (R) is false
2 Both (A) and (R) are false
3 Both (A) and (R) are true (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
4 (A) is false (R) is true

Answer: Both (A) and (R) are true (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
14 Who said this ?

“Nature is to culture as female is to male”.

1 Sherry Ortner
2 Maria R. Ortner
3 Diane Elson
4 Linda Mayoux

Answer: Sherry Ortner
15 Who from the following unfurled the Indian National Flag for the first time at the International Socialist conference in stuttgart (Germany) ?
1 Sarojini Naidu
2 Lakshmi Sahgal
3 Madam Cama
4 Annie Besant

Answer: Madam Cama

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